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40 Paper

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40 Washington St, Camden, ME 04843-1583
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here twice...great drinks offered at happy hour, food is good too...service is slow, and there was no food available at the last happy hour because of a big party...the server should have told us that when we sat down...

Thank roxywahine
Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to celebrate a birthday while on vacation. Had wonderful homemade ravioli, gnocchi, and salads. Worth every calorie. Sides are kind of pricey, and IMO they should be included in the meal. Service was pretty good.

Thank jancathip
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

40 Paper is the best place for cocktails and supper in Camden, Maine. The bar is extra lively, the specialty cocktails are inventive and fun. This is the place to see and be seen when the sun hits the yard arm. Entrance to this great spot is a little tricky, but if you remember that it Is directly opposite the... More 

Thank myownreviews
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for happy hour stayed for dinner. Read some mixed reviews but on a rainy day we decided to give it a try. Made it in for happy hour which is a good deal and a great deal in a busy tourist town like Camden in the summer. had an appetizer of stuffed artichoke plus a couple of drinks at... More 

Thank laurel262016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have met friends at 40 Paper for happy hour (4:00--6:00) several times and have always been impressed with food, service and ambiance. Whether eating on the very comfy outdoor patio or inside in the nicely arranged bar/restaurant, it is a relaxing place to chat and nibble. Nicely, ALL drinks, not just the brews, are half price... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for something besides seafood, as we live close to the coast anyway, we hit upon 40 Paper and had a memorable evening. The waitstaff is exemplary and not once obtrusive, the grilled calamari with beans and arugula was absolutely delicious, the quail on risotto was tasty BUT the lasagna was by far the very best we have ever ever... More 

Thank freddapick
Gardiner, Maine, United States
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The food was the best part, unfortunately the portion size seemed small for what we were paying. One beer, two pasta dishes, $53 (with tip). Atmosphere was ok, we ate in the restaurant part. Service was ok. It just wasn't anything special, which is not what I was expecting based on the reviews I read. In all fairness, neither my... More 

2 Thank Kelly G
Forest, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We have been to 40 Paper many times during extended summer visits to Camden over the past couple of years, always choosing to sit outside so we can bring our dog, as pets are permitted there. We usually go during happy hour, and have always enjoyed it, until our first visit this summer. In the past, the service has always... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My husband and I had an excellent dinner here. The fish stew[soup] with haddock, Tuscan kale, tomato, etc., was made to order and was an extraordinary blend of flavors[note: since they cook it to order, you should indicate how spicy you would like it, as their usual presentation is somewhat spicy.]. I had an osso buco lasagne with oyster mushrooms,... More 

Thank Vickie T
West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

40 Paper was great for Happy Hour. The bar is cozy, the food is tasty and the service low-key and pleasant. We meet very friendly locals who clued us in to other spots in town. If we lived nearby, we'd be regulars.

Thank Chrismo66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, European, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Washington St, Camden, ME 04843-1583
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: 207-230-0111
Located in the century-old Knox Mill, our bistro is situated on top of the Megunticook River, just between the two waterfalls. At Brevetto, our modern Italian bistro cuisine is designed to pair perfectly with our extensive– and almost exclusively Italian– wine list. Brevetto is Italian for “patent,” and throughout the restaurant you will find turn-of-the-century schematics of wine presses and odd, out-dated food machines. In stark contrast to the complicated workings of a “salami washing machine,” our menu is simple and straightforward. We feature a large menu with a range of grilled pizzas, Italian pastas, and a variety of entrées. In addition to our extensive wine list, we also have a full bar with artisan draft beers and liquors. Enjoy your dinner in our inviting dining room, or on our waterfront deck. Relax with an obscure Italian red wine at our bar, or an extra-dry gin martini on the leather sofa. Brevetto has some of the best of both worlds, right in downtown Camden.

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